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Post  Ash on Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:55 pm

Hey guys!

I'd like to introduce myself, my name is Ash. Its been a while since I've owned an XR650R but am keen to get another. I bought a brand new one in 2001 when I was working in a Honda dealer. I owned it for two weeks and did 796km's before being hit head on by a car whilst riding home from work. My poor bike snapped in two and the back half melted to the ground. I have kept the front half as a memento to surviving such a crash.

Anyway, I've just moved out to a fairly rural location with loads of twisty roads and hills. Perfect fast supermoto stuff. So I'm keen to build myself a new bike. Just waiting for the right one to turn up but am in no rush. One always does if you just wait.

Here's a photo of what's left of my first 650.

Cheers!!



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Re: New member, Ash

Post  Focker on Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:10 am

It would be great if the rest of the bike was on the outside of that garage!

You should mount it on the wall like a buck.

Good to have ya!

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Re: New member, Ash

Post  Ash on Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:00 am

I wish it were too. I was extremely shocked at how the frame ripped apart. I still have a few pieces from the back end which I hope to use for my next one.

Plan is to mount it up on my new shed wall with my other memorabilia was we move into our new house in a couple of months.

Cheers!
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Re: New member, Ash

Post  rikco on Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:57 pm

damn

R.I.P to that xr650r

good to know you survived the crash

greets from the netherlands
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Re: New member, Ash

Post  Ash on Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:31 pm

Hello there Netherlands!

Only just survived. My parents were told by the doctors that my back pack was the only thing that stopped my neck breaking. I woke up in hospital about 24 hours after. All I remember is seeing the car, hitting the brakes, then flying over the top of the car looking backwards at it. Took me a while to walk again and had about 12 months of physio but I'm still here. Have had plenty of bikes since. Just been a couple of years now since I've ridden as I sold my fireblade just before my daughter was born and she is now 2.
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Spooky photo

Post  Bump on Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:54 am

weird.
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